What can be expected for the first 10 days after giving birth

What can be expected for the first 10 days after giving birth

As a mom of two, I had so many questions leading up to the birth of my children. The fact that they are 7 years apart didn’t make things any easier, because I had forgotten everything by the time my second child was born. That’s why I thought I would share this comprehensive guideon “What can be expected for the first 10 days after giving birth“, where Huggies® expert Lynne Bluff, […]

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Being a mom of two is harder than I thought

Being a mom of two is hard

Yazi I can’t help but feel that my parenting standards have dropped, being a mom of two is harder than I thought. Khumo turned 6 months two weeks ago (yes I know that haven’t done a baby update yet) and this marked a huge milestone in my life as much as in hers. I felt like I had achieved something quite significant, because it’s been a mess behind the scenes. Between […]

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Helping your older child adjust to your new baby

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Since having a new baby, I’ve noticed that my 7 year old doesn’t like to be away from home. I’ve diagnosed him with a very mild case of first-born jealousy. He loves and adores his little sister, but he is also little and needs our time and attention just as much, if not even more during this time of transition. A little envy is completely normal, I was expecting it […]

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The benefits of breastfeeding and breastmilk donation in South Africa

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When I had my son, I really struggled with breastfeeding, right from the beginning with our first latch. The nurses at the hospital tried to assist me but I found myself struggling whenever they weren’t around to help. When we got home, things didn’t improve. My breasts were painfully engorged and he was screaming from frustration and (probably) sensing my anxiety. I supplemented with formula and used a breast pump, […]

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Young vs. older nanny

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Does the age of your nanny mean anything to you? Have you ever had the young.vs.older nanny debate? Does it make a difference? Is the age an important criteria for you?   Let’s have a look at the complexities:   An older nanny: The big pro’s with an older nanny is that she comes with vast experience, bearing in mind that she has probably raised children of her own. She […]

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Tips for preparing your child for change: no matter how big or small

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It’s hard enough to accept and embrace change, as an adult, can you imagine how complex and confusing it must be for a child? 2015 has been a big year of change for my boy – we moved house and he started grade one in January, only to be moved to a new school six months later!! Just before the transfer to a new school, I noticed a few behaviour […]

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Habits of productive mothers

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I used to roll my eyes every time somebody spoke about “being present in the moment” because it started feeling like an over-used phrase that no one really knows the meaning of! However, I have since taken up the challenge to try and understand what it means, in a practical day-to-day kinda way.

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National Child Protection Week: Safety tips every child should be taught

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Some of the latest news reports on children’s safety have been giving me great anxiety – we’ve been hearing of toddlers going missing and being abused more frequently. In light of National Child Protection Week, I thought I would look into some safety tips that all parents can consider teaching their little ones: Teach your child that their body is special and that no one is allowed to touch their […]

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